Famous Black Activists

Candace OwensCandace Owens
29 April 1989, American
Political Activist, Commentator
Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr.
15 January 1929, American
Civil Rights Activist

Malcolm XMalcolm X
19 May 1925, American
Activist

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali
17 January 1942, American
 

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman
29 February 1822, American
Abolitionist

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American
Novelist
Rosa ParksRosa Parks
04 February 1913, American
Activist

Fred HamptonFred Hampton
30 August 1948, American
Activist

Medgar EversMedgar Evers
02 July 1925, American
 
Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Poet

Ruby BridgesRuby Bridges
08 September 1954, American
Philanthropist
W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
23 February 1868, Ghanaian
Civil Rights Activists

Lupita Nyong'oLupita Nyong'o
01 March 1983, Kenyan, Mexican
Actress

Jeffrey WrightJeffrey Wright
07 December 1965, American
Actor

Chirlane McCrayChirlane McCray
29 November 1954, American
Writer, Social Activist

Jesse JacksonJesse Jackson
08 October 1941, American
Civil Rights Activist
Stokely CarmichaelStokely Carmichael
29 June 1941, Guinean, Trinidadian, American
 

Coretta Scott KingCoretta Scott King
27 April 1927, American
Civil Rights Activist, Author

Martin Luther King IIIMartin Luther King III
23 October 1957, American
Activist

Afeni ShakurAfeni Shakur
10 January 1947, American
Activist
Ida B. WellsIda B. Wells
16 July 1862, American
Journalist

Lena HorneLena Horne
30 June 1917, American
Singer
Alice WalkerAlice Walker
09 February 1944, American
Author

Alfre WoodardAlfre Woodard
08 November 1952, American
Actress

Yolanda KingYolanda King
17 November 1955, American
Activist
Paul RobesonPaul Robeson
09 April 1898, American
Singer, Actor & Civil Rights Activist

Solomon NorthupSolomon Northup
10 July 1807, American
Author
Winnie Madikizela-MandelaWinnie Madikizela-Mandela
26 September 1936, South African
Politician, Anti-Apartheid Activist

Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth
01 December 1797, American
American women's rights activist

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American
Writer
steve bikoSteve Biko
18 December 1946, South African
Anti-apartheid Activist

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Janet MockJanet Mock
10 March 1983, American
Writer
Fannie Lou HamerFannie Lou Hamer
06 October 1917, American
Civil Rights Activist

Claudette ColvinClaudette Colvin
05 September 1939, American
Civil Rights Activist

Ken CarterKen Carter
13 February 1959, American
Coach

Miriam MakebaMiriam Makeba
04 March 1932, South African
Singer
James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson
17 June 1871, American
Author
Essence AtkinsEssence Atkins
07 February 1972, American
Actress

Hosea WilliamsHosea Williams
05 January 1926, American
Civil Rights Leader

Quinton AaronQuinton Aaron
15 August 1984, American
Actor

A. Phillip RandolphA. Philip Randolph
15 April 1889, American
Leader of the African-American civil-rights
Olaudah EquianoOlaudah Equiano
1745 AD, Central African
Anti Slavery Activist

Graça MachelGraça Machel
17 October 1945, Mozambican
Politician

Barbara JordanBarbara Jordan
21 February 1936, American
Lawyer

Benjamin BannekerBenjamin Banneker
09 November 1731, American
Compiler of Almanacs

Wangari MaathaiWangari Maathai
01 April 1940, Kenyan
Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
10 July 1875, American
Educator

Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham
22 June 1909, American
Dancer, Choreographer, Social Activist, Author
Mary Church TerrellMary Church Terrell
23 September 1863, American
Civil Rights Activist

Leymah GboweeLeymah Gbowee
01 February 1972, Liberian
Peace activist

Anna Julia CooperAnna Julia Cooper
10 August 1858, American
Author, Educator
Ayodele AwojobiAyodele Awojobi
12 March 1937, Nigerien
Academic

Tindyebwa Agaba WiseTindyebwa Agaba Wise
 , British
Emma Thompson's Son
Matte BabelMatte Babel
13 October 1980, Canadian
TV Host

Lovemore MadhukuLovemore Madhuku
20 July 1966, Zimbabwean
Politician

Carter WoodsonCarter Woodson
19 December 1875, American
Historian

Akua DansuaAkua Dansua
23 April 1958, Ghanaian
Ghanaian Politician

Marsha P. JohnsonMarsha P. Johnson
24 August 1945, American
Civil Rights Activist
Laverne CoxLaverne Cox
29 May 1972, American
Actress

Betty ShabazzBetty Shabazz
28 May 1934, American
Educator

Van JonesVan Jones
20 September 1968, American
Motivational speaker

Lorraine HansberryLorraine Hansberry
19 May 1930, American
Writer, Theatre director, Screenwriter,
Bernice KingBernice King
28 March 1963, American
Actress

Anita HillAnita Hill
30 July 1956, American
Attorney
Bobby SealeBobby Seale
22 October 1936, American
Political activist

Elijah CummingsElijah Cummings
18 January 1951, American
Politician

Tarana BurkeTarana Burke
12 September 1973, American
Activist
Mumia Abu-JamalMumia Abu-Jamal
24 April 1954, American
Journalist, Activist

Omarosa ManigaultOmarosa Manigault
15 February 1974, American
Writers
Bayard RustinBayard Rustin
17 March 1912, American
Activist

Alveda KingAlveda King
22 January 1951, American
Politician

Boots RileyBoots Riley
01 April 1971, American
Musician
James MeredithJames Meredith
25 June 1933, American
Writer

Jonas SavimbiJonas Savimbi
03 August 1934, Angolan
Angolan Political leader
Ella BakerElla Baker
13 December 1903, American
American activist

Max RoachMax Roach
10 January 1924, American
Musician

Ken Saro-WiwaKen Saro-Wiwa
10 October 1941, Nigerian
Writer, Poet, Screenwriter

Vernon JordanVernon Jordan
15 August 1935, American
Lawyer
Denis MukwegeDenis Mukwege
01 March 1955, Congolese
Gynecologist
Walter SisuluWalter Sisulu
18 May 1912, South African
Activist

Amílcar CabralAmílcar Cabral
12 September 1924, Bissau-Guinean
Politician

Amelia BoyntonAmelia Boynton Robinson
18 August 1911, American
Activist

Funmilayo Ransome-KutiFunmilayo Ransome-Kuti
25 October 1900, Nigerian
Teacher, Politician, Activist
Babatunde OlatunjiBabatunde Olatunji
07 April 1927, Nigerian, American
Musician, Percussionist

Gabriel ProsserGabriel Prosser
1776 AD, American
Blacksmith

Whitney Young Jr.Whitney Young
31 July 1921, American
Civil rights activist

Chali 2naChali 2na
26 June 1971, American
Rapper

Roy InnisRoy Innis
06 June 1934, American
Activist
June Millicent JordanJune Jordan
09 July 1936, American
Poet

Theaster GatesTheaster Gates
28 August 1973, American
Artist
Frederick ChilubaFrederick Chiluba
30 April 1943, Zambian
Politician

Derrick BellDerrick Bell
06 November 1930, American
Lawyer
C. Delores TuckerC. Delores Tucker
04 October 1927, American
Politician
Albertina SisuluAlbertina Sisulu
21 October 1918, South African
Political activist